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CMAAO Coronavirus Facts and Myth Buster 119: HCQ wins

Dr K K Aggarwal, President CMAAO
7th June 2020
(With inputs from Dr Monica Vasudev)
939: Two Journals Retract Studies on HCQ, Heart Disease in COVID-19
MEDSCAPE: The Lancet announced that it has retracted a highly cited study that indicated that hydroxychloroquine may cause more harm than benefit in patients with COVID-19. Soon, the New England Journal of Medicine also announced that it has retracted an article by some of the same authors, also on heart disease and COVID-19... Read more »

Alloveda Liver Update

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High Protein Intake Tied to Histological Disease Activity in Patients with NAFLD

7th June 2020Gastroenterology Hepatology Multispeciality
Excessive intake of carbohydrates and lipids is known to result in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the role of nutritional protein intake is not very clear... Read more »

Derma Update

Dr k k Aggarwal

Probiotics can alleviate vulvovaginitis symptoms and lead the treatment schedule

7th June 2020 Dermatology
Disturbance in vaginal microbiota equilibrium can stimulate infectious clinical syndromes. Vaginal discharge or odor, irritation, pruritus, and vulvar burning are few of the frustrating symptoms. Even though identifying and eliminating the pathogen... Read more »

News From All Specialities

Today is World Food Safety Day

7th June 2020 Business and Medicine Public Health
The second World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be celebrated on June 7, 2020 with the theme “Food safety, everyone’s business”. The day aims to motivate action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, and contribute to food security, health, economic prosperity,... Read more »
Practice Updates

WHO urges mask use in confined public areas, where coronavirus is still spreading

7th June 2020 Business and Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
Use of non-medical masks should be encouraged by governments in areas with extensive COVID-19 transmission on public transport, in shops and in other locations where physical distancing is difficult, recommended the World Health Organization... Read more »
Practice Updates

Around 10,000 new cases, India's COVID-19 count hits new high

7th June 2020 Pulmonary Medicine Pathology & Lab Medicine
New Delhi: With around 10,000 new cases reported over 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count on Friday reached a new high of 2,26,770. The tally is getting closer to Italy's latest tally of over 2.34 lakh. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare...Read more »

Ticagrelor Approved for DAPT in High-risk Patients with CAD

7th June 2020 Pharmacists Neurology
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted approval to ticagrelor for use with aspirin to cut the risk for a first myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) but no history of MI or stroke,...Read more »
Practice Updates

Are Healthcare Workers Required to Wear Masks at Home?

7th June 2020 Pathology & Lab Medicine Pharmacists
Wearing a mask at home, even if everyone is feeling fine, might decrease the risk of frontline healthcare workers transmitting SARS-CoV-2 infection to their families, suggests a recent study from China. This suggested benefit of home use of masks follows the research published online in...Read more »

Medicolegal Corner

How is consent documented?

7th June 2020
Patients may not accurately remember all the facts disclosed in a discussion. Thus, a physician must document the content of informed consent sessions. The informed consent discussion and its documentation should be done by the physician who will be performing the procedure...Read more »

eMedi Humor

Funny Definitions

7th June 2020
Intoxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
Hipatitis: Terminal coolness...Read more »

eMedi Quiz

An increase in which of the following parameters will shift the O2 dissociation curve to the left:

7th June 2020
1. Temperature.
2. Partial pressure of CO2
3. 2,3 DPG concentration...Read more »

Lifestyle Updates

eWellness: A slight move is all that matters

7th June 2020
Middle-aged women who tend to move around more in their daily life have lower levels of intra-abdominal fat, which is a known risk factor for heart disease. A slight modification in daily routine - reducing the time watching TV or increasing the walk time to work - can make a difference in the... Read more »

eSpiritual: Sattchittaananda: The soul characteristics, (Absolute Existence –Absolute Knowledge)

7th June 2020
Satt means ‘truth or knowingness’
Chitta means ‘consciousness-based’
Ananda means ‘bliss or inner happiness’...Read more »

Inspirational: The Three Fish

7th June 2020
There were three big fish living in a lake who were very close friends. They were quite different from one another. The first one believed in fate and thought that things cannot be changed; what had to happen will happen, no matter what, he thought. The second one was intelligent...Read more »

Medical Voice

Telemedicine is new normal in healthcare, let’s accept it’

7th June 2020
As Covid-19 outbreak began in India, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) allowed telemedicine practice for doctors in the country. As we are moving towards a new normal, telemedicine is going to be a part of the new healthcare system, said Dr Amar Amale, interventional...Read more »


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